NYT Crossword Special March 2020 Equal Pay Day Complete

There’s no WSJ Friday puzzle, so here’s a special puzzle from NYT from March of this year. Overall easy, which seems always to be the case for the special puzzles. I don’t mind that. I finished this one in 6:49. And, like the other special puzzles, it taught me something. 14A Music genre from theContinue reading “NYT Crossword Special March 2020 Equal Pay Day Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-31-20 DNF

Yeah, I got demolished by this one and then finally called it. I’ve been watching the health officials testify before the House Select Subcommittee in background, and this whole thing is a mess. Jim Jordan once again is trying to steamroll, bully, and pontificate rather than find anything out. Maybe I was close to gettingContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-31-20 DNF”

NYT Spelling Bee 7-31 final

It took me a long time, but I finally got the pangram. This was a much more satisfying puzzle than any of yesterday’s. So many words and so many words that should have been included like LAMED and [Valerie] PLAME and [Mark] HAMEL. I know it’s Hamill! Don’t get excited. It’s a good way toContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 7-31 final”

WSJ Crossword 7-30-20 Complete

As easy as the NYT puzzle was today, the WSJ one was not only much harder but just as unsatisfying. The answer to the clue for 60A Backwards, and a hint to four of this puzzle’s answers was INREVERSE. Now, that made me think that the entire first word of those answers was in reverse,Continue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-30-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-30-20 Complete

Well that was way easier than I thought it was going to be. The clues were linked, so once I got the hang of it, it kinda filled itself out. But that also means I was kind of disappointed! I looked forward to struggling with the Thursday puzzle. The Spelling Bee today also was underwhelming.Continue reading “NYT Crossword 7-30-20 Complete”

NYT Spelling Bee 7-30-20

Having woken up from the earthquake in LA, I decided to do the Spelling Bee before passing out again. I got CHUTZPAH very, very quickly. But I was still many away from the genius level. Yesterday a couple of my tweets were liked by twitter.com/notaspellingbe1, an account that posts words that don’t count but should.Continue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 7-30-20”

NYT Crossword 7-29-20 Complete

I’m still watching the hearing, and it’s driving me crazy. Why should these guys even show up if they’re not going to tell the truth? I was going to write a long thing about how Jim Jordan is hurting America (Matt Gaetz just said pundint instead of pundit. Ugh. How easy must the Florida BarContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-29-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-29-20 Complete

Another day, another hearing. I’m watching the testimony of Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Tim Cook in front of the House Judiciary Committee, so I’m not going for time today. Also if prosecution for perjury is on the table, these guys are only going to avoid jail time due to covid concerns. HangContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-29-20 Complete”